Lecture: Art for All - the Regional Art Gallery in Victorian Britain by Giles Waterfield
From 1865 to the first World War, art museums were
created in all the cities and most of the towns in Britain. This lecture
considers why they were set up, who supported them, the types of art they
acquired and their extraordinary popularity - and compares the way they were run
to the state of the descendants today. Giles Waterfield, curator, writer and
lecturer is an authority on the history of museums and his publications include:
Palaces of Art and Art for the People.